When School is out and Kids Club is out, Camp is in!

The Y offers One-day School Break Day Camps as well as Winter, Spring and Summer Day Camps when school is out for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

CLICK HERE to view the Mini-Camp flyer for the 2019-2020 School Year

CLICK HERE to view the Spring 2020 Day Camp Flyer –  Registration is open now!  Sign up today!!!

CLICK HERE to view the Summer 2020 Day Camp Flyer –  Registration opens Monday, February 3, 2020



Day Camps are available for preschool, elementary, and teen campers during school holidays, spring/winter breaks, and summer vacation according to the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Calendar. Day Camp is a great place for your child to play in a safe environment that encourages character development, healthy lifestyles, and having fun!

  • Preschool Campers are 3-5 years old (must be fully potty trained): Staff ratio 1 to 6 campers
  • Elementary Campers are kindergartners-6th graders: Staff ratio 1 to 8 campers (5-7 years old) & 1 to 10 campers (8-12 years old)
  • Teen Campers (CIT/LIT) are 7th-12th graders involved in the Counselor In Training and Leadership in Training Programs: Staff ratio 1 to 20

Camp Hours: 8:30-6:00pm
Breakfast Bunch: 7:30-8:30am (extra $5 per day, no registration necessary)

Camp Activities & Daily Schedule
Camp days are split into 45 minute segments and include programs utilizing our state of the art facilities. Daily schedules will be available on the first day of camp or during parent orientation nights.  Activities are age and developmentally appropriate, incorporate special events and group games and make use of such areas as the indoor swimming pool, indoor basketball gym, roof top play area, tumbling gym, arts & crafts room, multi-purpose game rooms, andindoor rock climbing. Some camps also include walking field trips to the park and beach and bus field trips to local theme parks.

Pre-Order Your Child’s Lunch, avoid the morning lines!
You may pre-order your child’s lunch for their Day Camp Session.  Forms are available at the Day Camp Check In Desk.

Camp Registration
All campers must be registered in order to participate. Fees vary on child’s age, membership, and registration date. See registration forms below. In addition to the registration form all campers must have a Camper Information Packet on file. Camper Information Packets must be filled out annually and require doctor’s signature on the medical form stating the child has had a physical within the year.

Contact Erika Altshule, Youth & Family Department Director for more information at erika@ymcasm.org or (310)393-2721, ext. 123 OR Melody Raouf, Youth & Family Department Coordinator at ykids@ymcasm.org or (310)393-2721, ext. 138.  Parents are encouraged to review the Parent Survival Guide to find answers to many of their questions.

Financial Aid
Partial scholarships are available. If you are in need of financial aid, the child must be a member of the YMCA. Scholarships for membership are also available. See the front desk to sign up for membership.  Click Here for a Program Assistance Application and more information.  Please read the application carefully and be aware of the deadline date to request assistance for Day Camp.

Be an Informed Parent
As you are evaluating camps for your children, make sure to ask some specific questions of the camp to ensure the camp takes abuse prevention seriously.  CLICK HERE to read the  “6 KEY QUESTIONS A PARENT SHOULD ASK OF A CAMP” and see the Y’s responses to these questions.